|Candidate Name||Elaina Cano (*appointed incumbent)|
|Position Sought||San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder|
|Website / Social Media||www.elainacano.com|
|Why are you running for office?||I am running for office to ensure that the services that are provided by the County Clerk-Recorder continue to be done in an efficient, transparent, and trustworthy manner.|
|What makes you qualified for the job?||I have dedicated the past 27 years to public service during which I have worked for the cities of San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, the County of Santa Barbara, and the County of San Luis Obispo. For the past seven years, I have worked in the County Clerk-Recorder's office as the Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, the Elections Division Manager, and now the County Clerk-Recorder. This experience has provided me with the skills, training, and knowledge that are critical to this position. I am also a principal member of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials and the County Recorders Association of California. I am a Certified Municipal Clerk, Registered Elections Official, and a California Professional Election Administrator.|
|What are your two main priorities if you win?||My top two priorities are to continue to educate the public on the safety and security of the elections process, as well as ensure that the staff has the resources that are needed to continue to provide exceptional customer service in an efficient manner.|
|How will you collaborate with other governments?||Being the County Clerk-Recorder, I work collaboratively with all of the local jurisdictions, from school districts, community college districts, cities, community services districts, and other special districts. Specifically, during the election period, I ensure that I have received all the information that is needed to successfully conduct elections on their behalf. This year, in particular, I have had to collaborate with all of the jurisdictions during the redistricting process informing them of deadlines and the necessary documentation that is needed to implement their new district boundaries.|
|What are the next two issues that are most important to you?||The most important issue to me would be rebuilding the trust that has diminished between local government and the public. I want to be able to provide enough information, outreach, and opportunities to bridge this gap. In addition, I feel it is important that the services that are provided by the County Clerk-Recorder's office are easily accessible to all residents of the county. I think it is critical to re-open the North County office. However, without the resources and funding, this will not be possible. I will advocate for the public that the customer service that they receive continues to be given with the highest level of integrity that is expected.|
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